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Buck Showalter Gnome

May 27, 2015

Updated: (11:18 a.m.)

Buck Showalter will finish the 2015 season among the five winningest managers in Orioles history. That doesn't quite qualify for a statue at Camden Yards like the all-time winningest O's manager, but it is at least good enough for a Gnome. 

Memorial Stadium T-Shirt

May 25, 2015

In honor of Memorial Day a nod to the Memorial Stadium facade that carried the quote below. 

Opened in 1950 as a stadium for football and Minor League Baseball. The inscription on the Memorial wall read: "Dedicated as a memorial to all who so valiantly fought in the world wars with eternal gratitude to those who made the supreme sacrifice to preserve equality and freedom throughout the world -- time will not dim the glory of their deeds."

Ray Moore Baseball Card

May 21, 2015

Ray Moore allowed only one run in 15 innings of work but failed to record the victory versus the Detroit Tigers, who won 2-1 in 16 innings on this day in Orioles history, May 21, 1957

Mussina Baseball Card

May 20, 2015

The Orioles scored seven first-run innings and nearly hit for the cycle as a team with a run-scoring single, double, and triple to send former teammate Mike Mussina to an early exit after pitching just two-thirds of an inning on this day in Orioles history, May 20, 2008.

Mike Wright, ECU

May 18, 2015

Mike Wright pitched a gem in his Major League debut on Sunday becoming the ninth Orioles starter to have a scoreless first start. This, of course, led to him getting pied by Adam Jones in his postgame interview.

Dylan Bundy (Sarasota 2015).JPG

May 15, 2015

At age 22, Dylan Bundy seems far too young to be a part of a Flashback Friday entry. However, (with help from Owasso journalist Rick Heaton) provides a gem for this day in 2010.

Five years ago, Bundy pitched 10 innings and struck out 20 batters as part of a doubleheader for Owasso High School in the Oklahoma state tournament.

Jeff Robinson Card

May 14, 2015

The Orioles hit four solo home runs and Jeff Robinson picked up the second of his four wins during his lone season in Baltimore as part of a 6-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on this day in Orioles history, May 14, 1991.

Jim Gentile Card

May 13, 2015

Jim Gentile went 2-for-4 with a home run and knocked in two of the Orioles four runs on the day to power the O's to a 4-1 victory at Cleveland on this day in Orioles history, May 13, 1961.  

Larry Sheets

May 12, 1987

Pinch hitter Larry Sheets drilled a three-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Orioles a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on this day in Orioles history, May 12, 1987.